Description: How much should a diabetes screening cost? Does 50 bucks sound about right? How about $400? Doctors in the same health insurance network charge vastly different prices for common preventive tests, according to a report to be published today by Change Healthcare, a company that helps employers and health-plan providers understand the cost of their members’ medical care.
Questions for discussion:
- How do you explain the wide range in prices charged for the same service?
- How does this affect insurance premiums?
- Is there a solution to this problem?